The string quartets of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel were destined to be compared with each other, and for decades lived permanently on each side of a long-playing record. Evaluate the resonances between these two masterpieces yourself in a unique live performance by the incomparable Australian String Quartet.
Debussy (1862-1918) String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 Animé et très décidé Assez vif et bien rythmé Andantino, doucement expressif Très modéré—En animant peu à peu—Très mouvementé et avec passion
Ravel (1875-1937) String Quartet in F major Allegro moderato Assez vif, très rythmé Très lent Vif et agité
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Dale Barltrop (violin 1) plays a 1784 Guadagnini Violin, Turin Francesca Hiew (violin 2) plays a 1748-49 Guadagnini Violin, Piacenza Christopher Cartlidge (viola) plays a 1783 Guadagnini Viola, Turin Michael Dahlenburg (cello) plays a c.1743 Guadagnini Violoncello, Piacenza ‘Ngeringa’
Image Agatha Yim
Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO.
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About the Australian String Quartet For over 35 years, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has delivered unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences.
From its home base at the University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, the ASQ reaches out across Australia and the world to engage people with an outstanding program of performances, workshops, commissions and digital, recording and education projects.
The ASQ’s distinct sound is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, handcrafted by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini between c.1743 and 1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy. These precious instruments are on loan for our exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.